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In a daring heist, armed robbers Wednesday allegedly looted Rs 50 lakh from a branch of private bank at Maripur in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

In a daring heist, armed robbers on Wednesday allegedly looted Rs 50 lakh from a branch of private bank at Maripur in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

Scores of armed miscreants barged into the Axis Bank branch at 10.30 AM and robbed Rs 50 lakh after briefly holding some bank employees hostage at gun-point. They then made a quick dash with the booty, Superintendent of Police, City, Anand Kumar said.

The money had arrived from Patna by a vehicle, he said.

A probe has been initiated into the incident, Kumar said adding, the bank employees and customers were being questioned.